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U.S. Families Are Shopping In-Store This Back-to-School Season
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(StatePoint) This fall, U.S. families will do the bulk of their back-to-school shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, according to new research highlighting what’s important to shoppers this season, and offering insights into how to secure all the items on your checklist while beating the crowds.

5 Essential Facts Families Should Know About Lung Cancer Staging
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(StatePoint) Close to 238,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. That’s about one person every two and a half minutes. Fortunately, more Americans are surviving lung cancer thanks in part to early detection, groundbreaking research and new treatments. However, the path from diagnosis to treatment can be confusing. Advocates say that understanding lung cancer staging is essential to empowering patients and their families.

Safe Sharps Disposal: Keeping Students Healthy at School
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(StatePoint) Back to school can be overwhelming for students and families. With new classes, new friends and sometimes new schools, students have a lot to balance. Additionally, changing routine can be challenging for students managing health conditions, including allergies, diabetes and others that require using and safely disposing of needles, syringes, or epinephrine autoinjectors at school.

Why a Healthier Mouth Equals a Healthier You
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(StatePoint) Better oral health is strongly linked to better overall health, helping you speak properly, eat healthfully, and prevent certain infections and disease. According to experts, it all starts with preserving your natural teeth.

Why Men Should Talk About Their Health
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(StatePoint) American men may be neglecting their health and wellness, particularly when it comes to their urological health. But an open line of communication between men and their healthcare providers, and among family members, can lead to better care.

Taking Out Student Loans? How to Borrow Strategically
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(StatePoint) It's never too early to start working with a financial advisor. There are many stages in your life when you could benefit from the advice of a financial professional, including when you are young and taking out student loans, or in the process of paying them off.

Almost Two-Thirds of Home Fires Are Due to Human Error. Here's How to Prepare
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(StatePoint) The threat of a home fire is greater than most people think. In fact, 40% of people believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire, yet residential fires are the most common disaster people face in the United States, according to the American Red Cross. Here’s how to help prevent fires, and how to prepare for the worst:

How Compounding Pharmacies Can Help Patients Get Needed Care
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(StatePoint) Most consumers know how a traditional pharmacy works. Far fewer are aware of an alternative option: a compounding pharmacy. Here’s everything you need to know about these specialized healthcare facilities, and how they have the potential to improve your wellness.

Getting Kids Engaged in Building Safety
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(StatePoint) The future of building safety offers exciting career opportunities for the next generation. The International Code Council encourages educators to involve kids in discussions about the industry from an early age, fostering open-mindedness and offering them a new perspective on the world around them.

Firearm Safety Begins at Home
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(StatePoint) Firearm violence has become the leading killer of children and young adults under 24, surpassing deaths from vehicle collisions since 2017. And while daily headlines emphasize news of mass shootings, most firearms-related deaths and injuries are preventable and occur in a familiar place -- at home.

Know Your Risk for Blood Clots Before Taking Birth Control
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(StatePoint) In today’s evolving reproductive health landscape, informed decision making about contraception is crucial, particularly for women affected by inherited blood clotting conditions or thrombophilia. Selecting the right birth control method is pivotal, say experts, who point to research that shows the risk for potentially life-threatening blood clots is 35 times greater among women with genetic clotting disorders who use estrogen-based contraceptives.

How Workplaces Can Contribute to COPD Risk
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(StatePoint) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Impacting 11.7 million people in the United States, many people think of it only as a disease that impacts people who smoke and use tobacco products, but long-term exposure to dust, chemicals, fumes and vapors from the workplace are also risk factors.

Helping You Get The Most out of Your Prescription Drug Benefits
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(StatePoint) The health care system can feel uncoordinated and costly. One in 10 U.S. adults ration medication because they can’t afford their prescriptions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, the more a patient must pay at the counter, the more likely they are to abandon their treatment. Other Americans simply lack convenient access to primary care providers and pharmacies, and go undertreated as a result.

Finding Human Connection in Support of U.S. Service Members
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(StatePoint) In order to honor the sacrifices and contributions of the people who serve in the U.S. military, it’s important to recognize the human aspect of military service, and that includes acknowledging the importance of the support networks and camaraderie that boost morale throughout their journey.

Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination Can Save Your Life
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(StatePoint) Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can disrupt a person’s life for weeks. When severe, it can result in hospitalization and even be life threatening. Each year, pneumococcal pneumonia results in an estimated 150,000 hospitalizations in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But it doesn’t have to be this way.

How to Give Back to the Military Community
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(StatePoint) When it comes to a vast operation like the USO, which has more than 250 locations around the globe that serve hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members and their families, volunteers are at the heart of the organization’s mission.

How to Create Flyers, Invitations, Videos and More with Generative AI
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(StatePoint) Whether it’s designing an e-invitation for a baby shower, trimming down your marketing video, or creating a social media post to share with friends and followers, you’re likely creating content for work and personal reasons on a regular basis. Now, thanks to an emerging technology called generative AI (or GenAI), — a type of artificial intelligence that can perform all kinds of jobs from simple text prompts — it’s easy for anyone to create professional-looking content.

Pediatricians Can Help Teens Quit Vaping and Using Tobacco
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(StatePoint) Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States and it almost always begins during adolescence. According to leading medical advocates, pediatricians have a role to play in getting kids to quit vaping electronic cigarettes and using other tobacco products.

Stemming the Effects of Early Childhood Homelessness
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(StatePoint) Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain makes 1 million neural connections per second. Tragically, an increasing number of infants and toddlers go through this crucial developmental period without a home – an experience with long-term consequences to their health, development and future.

Help Keep Kids Safe From Lithium Coin Batteries
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(StatePoint) About 7,000 children in the United States visit emergency rooms for battery-related injuries each year, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Lithium coin batteries, those small, disc-shaped batteries about the size of a nickel, are particularly dangerous. The exact right size to get lodged in a child’s throat if accidentally swallowed, they can turn deadly, burning a hole in an esophagus in as little as two hours. And, they’re everywhere – in key fobs, key finders, flameless candles, remote controls, thermometers and many common home devices.

Celebrating the Resilience of Military Children
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(StatePoint) Life in the U.S. Armed Forces can be challenging, especially for the youngest members of the nation’s military community: the 1.6 million children of service members. From constant change and uncertainty, to being uprooted every few years and finding their place in a new school with each new location, to their service member parent deploying suddenly for months – or even years – at a time, these realities of military life can take a toll.

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